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Fear factor forecasting


Anyone else notice how weather forecasting (and related types of science)has taken a decisively edgier tone over the years. Hardly a season goes by anymore without some new “scarier” term being used to describe weather-related events. Some were invented (Super … Continue reading

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Jetson’s-style pizza delivery by drone


Just when I think I have heard everything, a news story comes along that boggles your mind. According to several reports, Domino’s Pizza is testing pizza delivery by drone in the United Kingdom. Yes, you read that correctly, pizza delivery … Continue reading

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Losing the sanctity of the doctor’s office


Don’t know about all of you, but I am rather tired of hearing/seeing drug advertisements fill the airwaves. It is bad enough that they perpetually dot the TV map, but not you have to listen to these digitized pseudo-diagnoses while … Continue reading

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American as baseball, hot dogs, and vodka – Spy towns of the Cold War


I always find it interesting how certain blog post ideas come to me. This one was totally on a lark. I was watching NCIS Los Angeles Tuesday night and near the end of the episode, Hetty and Callen were in … Continue reading

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If Yogi Bear named national parks


Given his home in Jellystone Park (Yellowstone), I thought it might be fun to give new names to national parks that Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo would prefer given their taste for “pic-a-nic” baskets. Remember, he’s smarter than the average bear. … Continue reading

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“Flintstone” cities


Many members of my generation grew up watching the daily lives of the cartoon residents of Bedrock. Though the Flintstones characters lived in the Town of Bedrock, there are a number of actual cities and towns whose name could have … Continue reading

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A “formidable” late night


Here’s a weblink recent smoking hot performance by The Joy Formidable on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I’m looking forward to seeing them on April 8th here in Lansing. : ) Enjoy! http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/the-joy-formidable-this-ladder-is-ours/n31790/  

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“Dust in the Wind” – Cities prone to dust storms


In conjunction with Ken Burns new documentary film entitled “The Dust Bowl” which is premiering November 18th and 19th on  PBS, I thought a post about those urban areas around the world that are subject to dust storms, sand storms, and haboobs on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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Review of “The Art of Getting By”


While on vacation, I caught a delightful movie on HBO that I did not recall ever seeing advertised for showings in the theater.  The film is entitled The Art of Getting By and stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland and Charlie … Continue reading

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Wasting away in mind-pollutionville


I detest infomercials and cannot think of any less imaginative way to run a television station than to air mindless infomercials. Here in Greater Lansing they seem to be the programming du jour when stations have nothing better to do or are … Continue reading

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